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Railroad Cut – Ice Climbing

R ailroad Cut – Ice Climbing SW4-Cheshire North Rail Trail Keene, NH AMC-NH Mountaineering Grou p AMC-N H Ice Climbing Clinic   Today’s ice climbing clinic was full of info including gear info. I had the chance to try out some Petzl Quark Ice Axes and they proved to be a good choice for me. But the most exciting bit of key info I took home with me today was technique and I got to practice climbing without kicking. I also used  existing hand holds to place my tools.  I took the ice climbing clinic with Tom Sintros ( amC L eader ) of the AMC-NH Mountaineering Group . I’ve been an AMC member for two years now and this was my first AMC-NH cl inic that I joined up for. It  was my first visit to the Railroad Cut and I was amazed at the amount of fat ice in just this one spot….glorious! Railroad Cut is just that….a cut in the hill for a railroad passage. It’s part of the Cheshire Rail Trail located just off of Route 12 in Keene, NH. There are several railroad cuts throughout New Ha